Conversations Invitation

Let’s Talk About...Growing St. Louis’ Plant and Life Science Ecosystem and Harvesting Commercial Success

St. Louis is quickly emerging as a national and international innovation center where new businesses and companies in plant science and biotechnology thrive in a strong entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem. Through homegrown, national and international enterprises, these organizations are growing the region by attracting critically important 21st-century industries and creating new employment and economic opportunities for area residents.

Please join Thomas Osha, Managing Director of Innovation and Economic Development for Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President-Administration, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and President-BRDG Park, Donn Rubin, President and CEO BioSTL, and David Smoller, General Partner Cultivation Capital Life Science Fund, Chief Business Officer Horizon Discovery, as they discuss the infrastructure a region needs to support a successful start-up community, how St. Louis compares to other regions, and how local businesses, institutions, and individuals can help to advance business innovation in our region.

5:15 p.m. - Networking reception in the Lower Atrium
6:00 p.m. - Conversation in the AT&T auditorium


Confocal Microscopy Short Course
January 5-9, 2015
Link to event.

Scientific Seminars


Wednesday, December 03, 2014 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library
Topic: Phased, secondary siRNAs and their roles in plants
Speaker: Blake Meyers, Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor and Chair, Plant and Soil Sciences, Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Seminar Series - Dec. 9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:30 PM
Special Seminar
Location: Library
Topic: Gene silencing and epigenetic inheritance
Speaker: Craig Pikaard, HHMI-GBMF Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Carlos O. Miller Professor, Departments of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library
Topic: A bounds analysis of world wood futures: global agriculture through to 2050
Speaker: Philip Pardey, Director, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center

More Scientific Seminars


For questions about public events:
Office of Development 
(314) 587-1077 

For questions about scientific seminars:
Denise Cunningham
(314) 587-1430